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 Post subject: home stretching
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2001 7:28 am 
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Location: Paris, France(but i'm from Cyprus)
hello!<BR>I 'd like to ask you if you could suggest a good and proper warm-up i can do at home, so that I can stretch afterwards. And I mean really stretch, like splits or something.<P>thank you,<BR>annie<BR>xxx


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 Post subject: Re: home stretching
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2001 7:56 am 
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Hi Annie,<P>What about next site?<BR> <A HREF="http://www.enteract.com/%7Ebradapp/docs/rec/stretching/" TARGET=_blank>http://www.enteract.com/%7Ebradapp/docs/rec/stretching/</A>


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 Post subject: Re: home stretching
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2001 7:57 am 
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Hello Annie - Welcome to our board - it's very nice to see you here!! <P>The best warm up that I know is a dance warm up - whether it is modern dance or ballet barre. You have to get the temperature raised internally - inside your muscles. Muscles are like rubber bands - a warm rubber band stretches and a cold rubber band cracks. And, I recommend that all stretching be done gently - never force anything or you will get injured. <P>There has been discussion on in this forum on this and here is a link to the thread:<P><A HREF=../../../ubb/Forum7/HTML/000291.html>STRETCH AND STRENGTH</A><P>You might want to read it over. Then post any questions that you have and I am sure you will get many interesting answers.<P>


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 Post subject: Re: home stretching
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2001 1:51 pm 
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Hi there - there is also a video which goes through a careful warm up and stretching and strengthening routine. It's by Nicole Vass (retired Australian dancer and physiotherapist) and it's called "Ballet, Floore Barre". <P>As Basheva points out - warm up and balancing strength and flexibility are vital. Sometimes it helps to have some guidance and a video can be a good way to go. However - wait and see what others here have to say about this video before you try to find it - although I have found it very good, I am still very new to ballet! <P>Cheers, Danni Image


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 Post subject: Re: home stretching
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2001 2:21 pm 
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I think that stretching should always be done under the supervision of a knowledgeable teacher. There are so many ways that you can hurt yourself. Just by being out of alignment you can get injured and stretching while out of alignment does you no good anyway. <P>


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